• INTERNATIONAL BEER AND PIZZA DAY – October 9

    INTERNATIONAL BEER AND PIZZA DAY

    On October 9th, International Beer and Pizza Day celebrates one of the world’s best combinations of food and drink. It’s also a day to remember the good things in life!

    What are some of your favorite food and drink combinations? Is it milk and cookies? Cheese and wine? Donuts and coffee? What about beer and pizza? This food and beverage definitely seem like they were made for each other. Many would agree that certain types of beer taste especially good with certain types of pizza. This is because pizza and beer enhance or contrast flavors with each other.

    For example, Margherita pizza pairs well with a pale ale. The malt flavor of the ale complements the pizza’s toasty crust. If you enjoy light beer, try it with a classic cheese pizza. Mushroom and spinach pizza tastes great with a stout. One more combination to try is pepperoni pizza and an India Pale Ale. Some people, though, like any kind of beer with any kind of pizza. You don’t have to worry about being left out if you don’t drink alcohol. Pizza even tastes great with non-alcoholic beer.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #BeerAndPizzaDay

    On this day, many pizza places and restaurants offer specials on pizza and beer. Small town breweries, beer corporations, and worldwide pizza chains also celebrate this day. If you are over the legal drinking age, the best way to observe this day is to have a beer with your pizza. You could even have a beer and pizza party with your friends and family. Try a different kind of beer or pizza you have never had before.
    As you eat your pizza and drink your beer, you may want to watch one of these movies that have great pizza scenes:

    • Iron Man
    • Home Alone 2
    • Do the Right Thing
    • Back to the Future II
    • Dude, Where’s My Car?
    • Wayne’s World

    Don’t forget to share a picture of your favorite beer and pizza combo on social media with #InternationalBeerAndPizzaDay.

    INTERNATIONAL BEER AND PIZZA DAY HISTORY

    Nick Saulino, a beer lover, pizza connoisseur, and web developer created International Beer and Pizza Day in 2016. His goal was to pay homage to one of the most iconic food and drink combinations on Earth.

     

  • ZUCCHINI PIZZA WITH BLEU CHEESE SAUCE

    Zucchini Pizza 810 x 810

    Zucchini Pizza with Bleu Cheese Sauce

    Prep: 40 minutes
    Cook: 15 minutes
    Total: 55 minutes
    Servings 4

    Ingredients

    1 lb zucchini
    salt
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    4 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 lb dough – enough for one 12-inch pizza

    Instructions

    Heat oven to 425°F.

    Slice zucchini into 1/8 inch slices. Place on a paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt. Allow the pieces to rest for 30 minutes.

    Prepare the dough. If using a mix or homemade recipe, follow the instructions. Spread the dough on an oiled baking sheet. Par-bake the dough for 5 minutes. When using a prepared crust, do not par-bake.

    In a medium skillet, add garlic and olive oil. Cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant. Add bleu cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan, cream cheese, and cream. Cook until cheese is melted. Stir in Italian seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.

    Spread the sauce over the crust.

    Pat the zucchini dry, removing any released moisture. Layer the zucchini onto the crust. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

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  • NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL DETROIT STYLE PIZZA DAY – June 23

    National Detroit-Style Pizza Day - June 23

    NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY

    On June 23rd, join the celebration born in the birthplace of the American Automobile and Motown. National Detroit-Style Pizza Day recognizes the square-cut pizza style first served at Buddy’s Pizza in 1946 in the city that also gave us Madonna, the Mustang, and the first paved road. And Detroit-Style Pizza is arguably Detroit’s greatest contribution!

    What makes it Detroit-Style? It starts with the crust – deep and thick in composition and yet light and airy in taste. The steel square pans (borrowed from the auto industry) give it a unique shape and one-of-a-kind flavor. Authentic Detroit-Style Pizzas layer the toppings backward, meaning they lay the gourmet pepperoni directly on the hand-stretched dough. Next comes a generous layer of Wisconsin Brick Cheese, spread all the way to the edges of the pan. The resulting caramelized cheese creates an incredibly crisp crust. Finally, racing stripes of tomato sauce finish the top.

    Detroit-Style Pizza has grown beyond Buddy’s into a nationwide phenomenon that you can find from Brooklyn to Denver to Los Angeles.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #DetroitStylePizzaDay

    Go on a pizza adventure and enjoy Detroit-Style Pizza. Visit one of the 19 Buddy’s Pizza locations, where authentic Detroit-Style Pizza began in 1946. If you can’t make it to Michigan, order a frozen pie shipped anywhere in the nation from Goldbelly or find a Detroit-Style pizzeria near you. Make some memories while you share an authentic Detroit-Style Pizza with loved ones.

    Who is a fan of Detroit-Style Pizza? Be sure to celebrate and use #DetroitStylePizzaDay on social media.

    NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY HISTORY

    Buddys Detroit-Style PizzaBuddy’s Pizza in Detroit, Michigan, founded National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to celebrate the pizza category’s 75th anniversary in 2021. In 1946, at a restaurant called Buddy’s Rendezvous, a delicious deep-dish Sicilian-style pizza baked in blue steel automotive drip pans was born. Today, Buddy’s Pizza keeps the flavor and tradition alive by making the same one-of-a-kind square pizza. For generations, they’ve been building their square pizzas from the bottom up. Discover what makes them so special in the Motor City.

    In 2021, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to be observed annually on June 23rd.

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  • MEDIA ALERT | NEW DAY PROCLAMATION |NATIONAL DETROIT STYLE PIZZA DAY – June 23

    National Detroit-Style Pizza Day - June 23

    NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY

    On June 23rd, join the celebration born in the birthplace of the American Automobile and Motown. National Detroit-Style Pizza Day recognizes the square-cut pizza style first served at Buddy’s Pizza in 1946 in the city that also gave us Madonna, the Mustang, and the first paved road. And Detroit-Style Pizza is arguably Detroit’s greatest contribution!

    What makes it Detroit-Style? It starts with the crust – deep and thick in composition and yet light and airy in taste. The steel square pans (borrowed from the auto industry) give it a unique shape and one-of-a-kind flavor. Authentic Detroit-Style Pizzas layer the toppings backward, meaning they lay the gourmet pepperoni directly on the hand-stretched dough. Next comes a generous layer of Wisconsin Brick Cheese, spread all the way to the edges of the pan. The resulting caramelized cheese creates an incredibly crisp crust. Finally, racing stripes of tomato sauce finish the top.

    Detroit-Style Pizza has grown beyond Buddy’s into a nationwide phenomenon that you can find from Brooklyn to Denver to Los Angeles.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #DetroitStylePizzaDay

    Go on a pizza adventure and enjoy Detroit-Style Pizza. Visit one of the 19 Buddy’s Pizza locations, where authentic Detroit-Style Pizza began in 1946. If you can’t make it to Michigan, order a frozen pie shipped anywhere in the nation from Goldbelly or find a Detroit-Style pizzeria near you. Make some memories while you share an authentic Detroit-Style Pizza with loved ones.

    Who is a fan of Detroit-Style Pizza? Be sure to celebrate and use #DetroitStylePizzaDay on social media.

    NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY HISTORY

    Buddys Detroit-Style PizzaBuddy’s Pizza in Detroit, Michigan, founded National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to celebrate the pizza category’s 75th anniversary in 2021. In 1946, at a restaurant called Buddy’s Rendezvous, a delicious deep-dish Sicilian-style pizza baked in blue steel automotive drip pans was born. Today, Buddy’s Pizza keeps the flavor and tradition alive by making the same one-of-a-kind square pizza. For generations, they’ve been building their square pizzas from the bottom up. Discover what makes them so special in the Motor City.

    In 2021, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to be observed annually on June 23rd.

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  • Minsky’s Pizza

    Minsky’s Pizza founded National Calzone Day in 2016 to celebrate its 40th anniversary and their passion for delicious, handmade calzones.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed November 1st, annually.

  • Buddy’s Pizza

    Buddy’s Pizza in Detroit, Michigan, founded National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to celebrate the pizza category’s 75th anniversary in 2021. In 1946, at a restaurant called Buddy’s Rendezvous, a delicious deep-dish Sicilian-style pizza baked in blue steel automotive drip pans was born. Today, Buddy’s Pizza keeps the flavor and tradition alive by making the same one-of-a-kind square pizza. For generations, they’ve been building their square pizzas from the bottom up. Discover what makes them so special in the Motor City.

    Buddys Detroit-Style Pizza

    In 2021, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to be observed annually on June 23rd.

  • NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY – June 23

    NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY | JUNE 23

    On June 23rd, join the celebration born in the birthplace of the American Automobile and Motown. National Detroit-Style Pizza Day recognizes the square-cut pizza style first served at Buddy’s Pizza in 1946 in the city that also gave the Mustang, and the first paved road. And Detroit-Style Pizza is arguably Detroit’s greatest contribution!

    #DetroitStylePizzaDay

    What makes it Detroit-Style? It starts with the crust – deep and thick in composition and yet light and airy in taste. The steel square pans (borrowed from the auto industry) give it a unique shape and one-of-a-kind flavor. Authentic Detroit-Style Pizzas layer the toppings backward, meaning they lay the gourmet pepperoni directly on the hand-stretched dough. Next comes a generous layer of Wisconsin Brick Cheese, spread all the way to the edges of the pan. The resulting caramelized cheese creates an incredibly crisp crust. Finally, racing stripes of tomato sauce finish the top.

    Detroit-Style Pizza has grown beyond Buddy’s into a nationwide phenomenon that you can find from Brooklyn to Denver to Los Angeles.

    HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY

    Go on a pizza adventure and enjoy Detroit-Style Pizza. Visit one of the 19 Buddy’s Pizza locations, where authentic Detroit-Style Pizza began in 1946. If you can’t make it to Michigan, order a frozen pie shipped anywhere in the nation from Goldbelly or find a Detroit-Style pizzeria near you. Make some memories while you share an authentic Detroit-Style Pizza with loved ones.

    Who is a fan of Detroit-Style Pizza? Be sure to celebrate and use #DetroitStylePizzaDay on social media.

    NATIONAL DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA DAY HISTORY

    Buddys Detroit-Style PizzaBuddy’s Pizza in Detroit, Michigan, founded National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to celebrate the pizza category’s 75th anniversary in 2021. In 1946, at a restaurant called Buddy’s Rendezvous, a delicious deep-dish Sicilian-style pizza baked in blue steel automotive drip pans was born. Today, Buddy’s Pizza keeps the flavor and tradition alive by making the same one-of-a-kind square pizza. For generations, they’ve been building their square pizzas from the bottom up. Discover what makes them so special in the Motor City.

    In 2021, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to be observed annually on June 23rd.

  • 5 AMAZING PIZZA WORLD RECORDS

    5 AMAZING PIZZA WORLD RECORDS

    5 Amazing Pizza World Records – Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world. In the United States alone, Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza a day. Pepperoni is a favorite pizza topping, along with mushrooms, sausage, Canadian bacon, olives, onions, and of course cheese! Some people prefer only a few pizza toppings, but others like several kinds. Would you believe that the world record for the most different kinds of pizza toppings is 27?

    Here are five amazing pizza world records.

    1. World’s Heaviest Pizza

    The heaviest pizza in the world weighed a whopping 26,883 pounds. Made in Norwood Hypermarket in Norwood, South Africa, the world’s heaviest pizza was just over 122 feet in diameter. The hefty pizza was made on December 10, 1990. It consisted of nearly 10,000 pounds of flour, about 4,000 pounds of cheese, nearly 2,000 pounds of tomato puree, and thousands of pounds of other toppings including mushrooms and tomatoes.

    2. World’s Largest Pizza

    The largest pizza in the world has a total surface area of 13,580.28 square feet. A team of pizza makers made this large pizza. The team consisted of Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi, and Matteo Giannotte. They made the pizza on December 13, 2012, in Rome, Italy. The pizza was gluten-free and nicknamed Ottavia.

    3. World Record for Eating the Most Pizza

    Champion pizza eater, Geoffrey Esper, holds the world record for eating the most 9-inch pizzas. Would you believe that he scarfed down 19.25 pizzas in just 10 minutes? This means he ate nearly two pizzas per minute! Esper is from Oxford, Massachusetts but he completed the feat at the Vaughan Pizza Festival north of Toronto. Coming in second place during the pizza-eating contest was former world record holder, Joey Chestnut. He only consumed 17 pizzas that day.

    4. Greatest Variety of Cheese On a Pizza

    A small chain of pizzerias in Australia already had a 99-cheese pizza on the menu. Johnny di Francesco, a chef in Melbourne, owned the pizza chain. When someone created a pizza with 111 different types of cheeses, Johnny di Francesco decided to top that. He did so by creating a 154-cheese pizza on September 5, 2018. It’s definitely the world’s cheesiest pizza ever!

    5. World’s Highest Pizza Toss

    Pizza chefs around the world are known for tossing their pizza dough into the air. They don’t just do this to show off, however. Tossing the pizza helps to stretch the dough into the perfect shape. Pizza dough tossing also creates the perfect crust. It probably doesn’t matter how high the pizza dough is tossed. But some pizza chefs like to see how high they can make their pizza fly. Joe Carlucci gets the credit for the highest pizza toss. He tossed about 20 ounces of pizza dough 21 feet 5 inches into the air. The world record was made on April 20, 2006, at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN.

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  • NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK – Begins Second Sunday in January

    NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK

    Those who love pizza will love National Pizza Week, which kicks off the second Sunday in January. The week celebrates one of America’s favorite foods.

    It’s no secret that Americans love pizza. In a recent poll, out of 1,000 people, 98% of them said they like pizza. Forty-three percent said that pizza was their favorite fast food. This makes pizza the second most popular fast food, with hamburgers being the most popular.

    One of the best things about pizza is its versatility. With a wide variety of crusts and toppings to choose from, it’s easy to customize a pizza to suit individual taste buds. The most popular pizza toppings include cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and bacon. Onions, black olives, green peppers, Canadian bacon, anchovies, goat cheese, chicken, and spinach are also tasty toppings. Some people even prefer pineapple on their pizza.

    Pizza isn’t just eaten for lunch or supper. Breakfast pizza topped with eggs, cheese, and bacon is yummy, too. Pizza can even be eaten for dessert. Fruit pizza is made with a sugar cookie crust topped with cream cheese and a variety of fruit. Some favorite fruit toppings include strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, and oranges.

    Pizza Trivia

    Now that you know all the delicious ways to enjoy this versatile food, here are some fun facts about pizza:

    • Each day Americans eat 100 acres of pizza or 350 slices per second
    • Around the world, over 5 billion pizzas are sold each year
    • Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day for pizza sales.
    • We love our thin-crust pizzas. They’re the most popular type of pizza crust.
    • When do we eat pizza? Well, Saturday night is the most popular day of the week for eating pizza.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPizzaWeek

    Throughout the week, many pizzerias offer carryout and delivery specials. Some even serve up a free slice of pizza. The best way to celebrate the week is to order a pizza. If pizza is your favorite food, why not eat it every day this week? Would you rather make it yourself? Try adding toppings you’ve never tried before. If you have children, get a bunch of toppings and have everyone in the family come up with their own unique combination.

    Here are some other ways to participate:

    • Host a make-your-own pizza party
    • Learn the history of pizza
    • Watch a movie with a classic pizza scene including Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Fever, Toy Story, and Back to the Future Part 2
    • Read your kids a book about pizza, like Hi, Pizza Man, Pizza-Pie Snowman, Secret Pizza Party, or Pizza at Sally’s.

    Share a picture of your favorite kind of pizza on social media with #NationalPizzaWeek

    NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK HISTORY

    Even though National Day Calendar research hasn’t discovered the founder of this celebration, we continue to #CelebrateEveryDay! We’ll update this page when we find any new information regarding the history of this week.

     

  • S’more Pizza Recipe

    S’more Pizza
    Perfect for National S’mores Day!
    Prep: 30 minutes
    Cook: 9-12 minutes
    Total Prep: 42 minutes
    Servings: 24

    Ingredients:

    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 egg
    1 1/2  cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately 1 1/2 sleeves graham crackers, crushed)
    3/4 cup flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup chocolate chips (substitute dark chocolate as an option)
    1 cup marshmallow whip
    4 crumbled graham cracker squares
    1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

    Instructions:

    Heat oven to 350°F.

    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eg. Mix until well combined. In a medium bowl, combine graham crumbs, flour, soda, and salt. Gradually add to wet ingredients. 

    Press cookie dough onto a pizza pan or stone. Bake for 9 -12 minutes or until cookie is just done. Edges will be slightly firm but center will be soft. Baking times will vary. I prefer a baking stone for this recipe for a more even baking result. 

    Place marshmallow whip in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften. While cookie is still warm, spread marshmallow whip over entire surface. 

    Sprinkle marshmallows over the cookie. Set oven to broil and place cookie in oven to lightly toast the marshmallows. Watch closely. Remove cookie from the oven. 

    Melt 3/4 cup of chocolate chips in microwave for 30-60 seconds. Drizzle over the cookie.

    Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the cookie. Add crumbled graham crackers. 

    Using a pizza cutter, slice the pizza into squares of pizza slices to serve. 

    Recipe Credit: Michele S. – National Day Calendar